Houston 7, St. Louis 6
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(87-71)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 7 12 1
St. Louis 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 6 10 1
WP: C. Qualls (6-4) S: B. Lidge (40)
LP: J. Isringhausen (1-2)
(97-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: St. Louis
- J. Edmonds hit sacrifice fly to left center, C. Carpenter scored
Top 4th: Houston
- J. Lane singled to shortstop, M. Ensberg scored, L. Berkman to second
Bot 4th: St. Louis
- R. Sanders homered to deep right
Top 5th: Houston
- L. Berkman homered to deep right, M. Ensberg scored
- M. Lamb homered to deep right
Bot 5th: St. Louis
- J. Edmonds singled to right, C. Carpenter scored, D. Eckstein to second
- L. Walker hit sacrifice fly to center, D. Eckstein scored
- R. Sanders homered to deep left, A. Pujols scored
Top 6th: Houston
- C. Biggio hit sacrifice fly to center, B. Ausmus scored
- W. Taveras singled to center, L. Scott scored
Top 9th: Houston
- M. Ensberg doubled to deep left, W. Taveras scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .264
W. Taveras cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .290
M. Ensberg 3b 5 2 4 1 0 0 1 .287
L. Berkman lf-1b 5 1 1 2 0 1 2 .297
M. Lamb 1b 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .232
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Lane rf 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .268
A. Everett ss 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .246
B. Ausmus c 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .260
B. Backe p 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222
    M. Gallo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Strickland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Scott ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .177
    R. Springer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Bagwell ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .258
    C. Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    C. Gipson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
 Totals 40 7 12 7 2 9 18  
 Batting
2B - L Scott (3, C Carpenter); M Ensberg (30, J Isringhausen).
HR - L Berkman (22, 5th inning off C Carpenter 1 on, 2 Out), M Lamb (11, 5th inning off C Carpenter 0 on, 2 Out).
SF - C Biggio.
RBI - J Lane (76), L Berkman 2 (79), M Lamb (51), C Biggio (68), W Taveras (29), M Ensberg (100).
2-out RBI - L Berkman 2, M Lamb, W Taveras.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, M Lamb 1, B Backe 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - M Ensberg (15, throw).
DP - 2 (B Backe-A Everett-M Lamb, A Everett-C Biggio-M Lamb).
 St. Louis
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Eckstein ss 3 1 1 0 1 2 2 .292
J. Edmonds cf 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .262
A. Pujols 1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .329
L. Walker rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .285
    S. Schumaker pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
R. Sanders lf 4 2 2 3 0 1 1 .268
    J. Mabry rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
M. Grudzielanek 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .288
Y. Molina c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .255
A. Nunez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .281
C. Carpenter p 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 .065
    J. Gall ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270
    A. Reyes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    S. Taguchi ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
 Totals 33 6 10 6 2 6 12  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek (30, B Backe); C Carpenter 2 (2, B Backe 2).
HR - R Sanders 2 (20, 4th inning off B Backe 0 on, 1 Out, 5th inning off S Strickland 1 on, 2 Out).
S - D Eckstein.
SF - J Edmonds , L Walker.
RBI - J Edmonds 2 (88), R Sanders 3 (49), L Walker (50).
2-out RBI - R Sanders 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Nunez 1.
GIDP - L Walker, A Pujols.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - A Pujols (14, throw).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe 4.1 7 5 5 2 2 1 4.76
M. Gallo 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.66
S. Strickland 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.75
R. Springer 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.73
C. Qualls (W, 6-4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.36
B. Lidge (S, 40) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.13
 St. Louis
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Carpenter 6.0 9 6 5 1 6 2 2.83
A. Reyes 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.21
J. Isringhausen (L, 1-2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.21
WP - C Carpenter.
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 66-39; M Gallo 1-1; S Strickland 9-6; R Springer 35-24; C Qualls 11-7; B Lidge 11-7; C Carpenter 96-67; A Reyes 34-22; J Isringhausen 29-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 9-3; M Gallo 0-1; S Strickland 0-1; R Springer 2-2; C Qualls 2-0; B Lidge 1-1; C Carpenter 10-4; A Reyes 1-2; J Isringhausen 1-2.
Batters faced - B Backe 21; M Gallo 1; S Strickland 2; R Springer 8; C Qualls 3; B Lidge 3; C Carpenter 30; A Reyes 7; J Isringhausen 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gerry Davis. 1B--Bill Hohn. 2B--Bruce Dreckman. 3B--Doug Eddings.
Time: 2:58.
Attendance: 40,616.
Weather: 67 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 18 mph, in from center.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 29, 2005 5:46 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
M. Ensberg M. Ensberg
4-5
1 RBI
 St. Louis
R. Sanders R. Sanders
2-4, 2 HR
3 RBI